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The Importance of Stable Housing in Long Term Care: Statewide Focus

Originally presented on March 6, 2017

Pascale Leone, MPA

Senior Program Manager, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)

Homelessness and inadequate housing has put a tremendous strain on the health care system.  Unstable housing contributes to stress and exacerbates existing health conditions, resulting in inappropriate use of crisis services and emergency room visits. Studies have shown the positive impact of stable housing and support services in improving health outcomes. This webinar will assist social workers, discharge planners and other health professionals understand the range of housing options and the importance of stable housing in long-term care.  The presenter will provide an overview of housing options in New York State and discuss the impact of stable housing on health outcomes and will review the components of supportive housing programs and their benefits.

After viewing this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Name at least three types of housing options across New York State
  • Describe the impact of stable housing on positive health outcomes
  • List at least two components of supportive housing
  • Identify at least three referral resources in New York State

A companion webinar focused on New York City-specific housing options is being presented in a separate webinar. Register for that webinar here.

Target Audience:
Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, health educators and administrators, social workers, discharge planners and other professionals involved in the discharge planning process, including other health professionals working in facility and community based based health and housing agencies and settings.

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits:

Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-test & Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

Be sure to type in your e-mail correctly to receive a link to your certificate.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until March 31, 2020.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2019.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until March 31, 2020. 

Social Work

University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Social Work Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers - #0011

This offering is approved for 1 social work self-study continuing education hour.

Social Work continuing education hours are offered until March 31, 2020